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Museum of Samoa, Apia

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Browse a huge collection of Samoan artifacts and historical images at Museum of Samoa. The museum focuses on the country's culture, history, and nature. Check out the environment room to see photos of endangered or extinct birds as well as old methods of fishing. Next, head to the Pacific room to learn about Samoa's history as far back as the colonial era. This collection features artifacts like carvings, pearl necklaces, and silverware pulled from German warships caught in an 1889 hurricane. Don't miss the display on Samoan tattoos, where you can learn about their importance in the country's culture. Make Museum of Samoa a part of your Apia vacation plans using our Apia travel route app .
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  • A brief glimpse in to the past of Colonial Samoa mostly through photographs .Entry is free but donations are welcome.Could do with improvements and more of Pre-European history of the Samoan people to...  more »
  • I always visit museums and this one was a bit lacking and staff not over thrilled to be there. I know its a small place, but it does have a long history and I think it could use some more caring staff...  more »
  • I would not recommend going out of your way to visit, or paying for a tour. The first time we attempted to visit (during the week, normal hours) it was mysteriously closed. It was open the second time...  more »
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  • I came to learn about the history of Samoa since I know very little to nothing. The museum provides a decent insight in the last 130 years. Would have liked to learn more about the time before colonialism. The visit was well worth it, very informative. Hope the museum will keep up the good work and expand its coverage on the history of this beautiful country and its lovely people.
  • Came on Friday 3pm and the Museum is closed, the museum office is empty with the air air conditioning running. Give me back my time walking under the sun for 45mins!
  • Small but informative. Would be good to have a book for purchase to remember the visit.
  • Small museum, not much there. The lower levels has items from Samoan life and culture while the upper level focuses mainly on the period when Samoa was an NZ colony and how independence was gained. A quick glimpse into Samoa's past.
  • visited it in August 2016. not much to look at from the outside but great inside. several air conditioned rooms with good informative displays, well written and presented. we really enjoyed our time there and the understanding of Samoa we received.
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